The 25 Weirdest Food Names

Whoopie Pies. Image Courtesy of joyosity / CC BY 2.0Whoopie Pies. Image Courtesy of joyosity / CC BY 2.0Rachel Oehring, Bon Appétit

The BA Test Kitchen recently developed a recipe for a Salzburger Nockerl. "A what?" some of our editors asked. It's a toasted soufflé-like Austrian dish that also happens to sound like a wrestling move. This got us thinking: There are some hilarious food names! A dessert by any other name would taste as sweet, but it wouldn't conjure images of grown men in unitards grappling on mats. And isn't that part of the fun? Read on for our primer on dishes you can snicker while eating.

1. Salzburger Nockerl
What it is:
A dessert soufflé formed to look like the three hills that surround Salzburg, Austria.
What it sounds like: A wrestling move that involves lederhosen, a large beer stein, and getting slapped in the face with a wiener schnitzel.

2. Cullen Skink
What it is:
A thick Scottish soup made with smoked haddock and potatoes
What it sounds like: The saddest "Twilight" fanfiction ever

3. Head CheeseFatayer, Courtesy of KitLKat / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0Fatayer, Courtesy of KitLKat / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
What it is:
Definitely not a cheese. It's actually a sausage made from the meaty bits of the head of a calf or pig, combined with a gelatinous meat broth, cooked in a mold, then thinly sliced.
What it sounds like: You know how when you don't wash all the conditioner out of your hair, and when you rub behind your ears, there's that weird build-up of soap and conditioner, and you feel like a terrible grown-up because you can't even wash your head right? Yeah, that.

4. Bubble and Squeak
What it is: A traditional English dish made of the leftover vegetables from a roast, most traditionally potatoes and cabbage, which are mashed up and fried together in a pan. The name allegedly comes from the sound the dish makes while it's cooking.
What it sounds like: Let's be honest, the name probably actually comes from the sound your intestines make after eating refried day-old cabbage mixed with meat gravy.

5. Falooda

What it is: A traditional South Asian beverage of rose syrup mixed with vermicelli, tapioca pearls and milk.
What it sounds like: Coming 2015: The Kia Falooda, complete with a jack for your iPhone head chip!

6. Kumquat
What it is: A tiny, olive-sized fruit in the citrus family with a sweet-tart flavor and an edible rind
What it sounds like: A rejected ZumbaEgg in the Hole, Courtesy of Oleg_Ivanov / CC BY-ND 2.0Egg in the Hole, Courtesy of Oleg_Ivanov / CC BY-ND 2.0 move

7. Egg in the Hole
What it is:
An egg fried inside a hole carved out of a slice of bread.
What it sounds like: What the world's quirkiest (and now unemployed) OBGYN yelled after performing in vitro fertilization.
8. Whoopie Pie
What it is:
Two round pieces of chocolate cake with frosting sandwiched in the middle. Similar to an Oreo, but less crunchy.
What it sounds like: A euphemism Bob Eubanks would use for some freaky stuff. To be accompanied by at least one raised eyebrow.

9. Fatayer
What it is:
A meat-, spinach- or cheese-filled pastry popular in Middle Eastern cuisine
What it sounds like: The catalyst for a raging lady fight in a club.

10. Neeps and Tatties
What it is:
A traditional accompaniment to Scottish haggis, consisting of boiled and mashed rutabagas or turnips, and potatoes
What it sounds like: An exceptionally proper Scottish gentleman's club.

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